It arrived on our desk today. We’ve been waiting for this book for quite some time, as with its arrival we hoped to sound the death knell of the fashion-forward hipster. After all, if a coffee-table book has been released about you, you’re even more over than if “Sunday Styles” writes about you. But when we picked it up, we have to say, we just couldn’t get mad at it. It’s pretentious and obnoxious and self-obsessed, sure. But the MisShapes and their editors wisely chose not to include any words in the book, other than those by Pulp’s Jarvis Crocker, Legs McNeil, and Vogue’s Sally Singer which serve as introductions. They let the people and the fashion and the energy of the party speak for itself. In fact, we even learned something from the book. Read what, and view a couple of pages from the book, after the jump.
What the MisShapes Book Taught Us:
1. DJ Geo has a kickin’ bod. We would have literally never guessed.
2. So does Project Runway’s Daniel Vosovic. Well, almost.
3. Leigh Lezark does indeed know how to smile. But when she does, she looks like Wednesday at summer camp in The Addams Family.
4. Yes, Madonna shaves her pits. We get it.
5. Hipsters are confused by Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell, not as much by Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz.
6. Every terrible waitress we’ve ever had goes to MisShapes.
7. Benjamin Cho and Yoko Ono, being among the book’s only Asians, deserve to be lumped together.
8. Brandon Flowers never takes off that fucking blazer.
9. Justin Theroux likes Amy Sedaris. Oops, we mean, licks.
10. You know that shoulders-up, big-eyed, pouty look you all do? Hedi Slimane did it first. And best.